Minnesota Genealogy Research

Between the Civil War and World War I, most of Minnesota’s Poles settled in the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Winona. They also established some 50 communities in rural Minnesota and another half dozen in the eastern Dakotas, with more than 40 Roman Catholic parishes, four Polish National Catholic parishes and chapels, and at least one Missouri Synod Lutheran congregation. Although central Minnesota boasted the largest concentration of rural Polish settlements, they were scattered throughout the state.

Professor John Radzilowski, Out on the Wind: Life in Minnesota’s Polish farming communities, Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota State-Wide

Polish Genealogy Resources for the entire State

Central Minnesota

Polish Genealogy Resources for those who lived in the middle of the State

Northeastern Minnesota

Polish Genealogy Resources for those who lived in the Iron Range and North Shore

Northwestern Minnesota

Polish Genealogy Resources for those who lived in the far reaches of the North

Southeastern Minnesota

Polish Genealogy Resources for those who lived in the fertile farming communities of the Mississippi River Valley

Southern Minnesota

Polish Genealogy Resources for those who lived in the farming communities of the Southern border of the State

Southwestern Minnesota

Polish Genealogy Resources for those who lived in the prairie lands of the Southwest corner of the State

Twin Cities

Polish Genealogy Resources for those who lived in the metro area of the State